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#mindfulness #meditation #justdoit

I have returned to the city buzz after a silent weekend retreat at a hill-residing buddhist monastery, surrounded by forest, overlooking valleys, sharing the trees and earth with national park. 542 more words


Bits of Astonishment

About a month ago, we pulled into the driveway after a great five days up along the north shore of Minnesota, still reveling in the tonic that is Lake Superior, anticipating a low key few days of unpacking before returning to the usual work schedule.   993 more words


Heidi Barr reblogged this on Embody Abundance .

How rich is YOUR life?

Life is continually reminding me to take a closer look to the present moments I find myself in. Whether “doing another chore” or “just another day at work,” I’m learning that I can find the love and the beauty and the pure, innocent joy of… 226 more words


When a place starts to call your name

I have been to places before that have sent me away
Places that unfurl feelings that are strong
These places I left
not looking back; 102 more words

Mother Superior

Though its waters are fresh and crystal, Superior is a sea. It breeds storms and rains and fogs, like a sea. It is cold in mid-summer as the Atlantic.

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Sleep (Thoughts on Scandi Vacay, Part 2)

Here—even when I’m not plagued by the red-level jet lag I’m currently stuck with—my sleep goes through cycles of consistent bliss and then spells of choppy, mind-racing purgatory. 158 more words